SiteDomains vs. GoDaddy vs. HostGator Domain Registration Prices

Over the years, I have registered and renewed quite a few domains. I’ve also transferred them between different domain registrars and resellers as well, although I’ve never had enough domains to feel the need to register as a reseller myself from two different companies and essentially transfer my domains back and forth to myself to save money.

Anyways, in this post I’m compiled a list of different TLDs and how much SiteDomains, GoDaddy and HostGator were charging at the time of this post to renew them. In an ideal world I would have enough time to compare all the TLDs at all the registars at the same time. That is not the case. Maybe if Trivago gets into the domain comparison business by launching a “Dorego” service you’ll be able to do that, but for now you’ll just have to settle for comparisons between SiteDomains, GoDaddy, HostGator and 67 TLDs

Below I have listed some trends I think might be of interest to people looking to register domains. If you want to see the results just skip to the end.

SiteDomains

Unlike GoDaddy and NameCheap, SiteDomains is not an ICANN-accredited registrar. SiteDomains is an ENOM reseller which is an ICANN-accredited registrar.

Of interest is that SiteDomains has one price. They don’t give you a first year discount like GoDaddy and HostGator tend to do. A casual glance of the data shows that they tend to be cheaper than GoDaddy and occasionally cheaper than NameCheap, excluding the first year discount of course.

GoDaddy

GoDaddy seems to be the most expensive of the three especially when it comes to really expensive TLDs. However, they do offer great first year registration deals with the downside of the renewals being pretty expensive.

NameCheap

NameCheap also had some great first year registration deals and in general seemed to be the cheapest place to register domains out of the three with a few exceptions.

Domain Registration Strategy

If I were registering a domain I would probably go with either GoDaddy or NameCheap the first year and then look at transferring/renewing the registration with SiteDomains when it came time.

With that being said, I think it would be wise to price out your domain at each of these places and others that you may want to, so you can get the best deal.

Domain Registration Price Comparison

As promised, below you’ll find the registrations prices of various TLDs from GoDaddy, NameCheap and SiteDomains. These prices are always subject to change, so they won’t always be accurate as companies offer discounts, raise prices, etc. As such, these prices are just good to get a general ballpark estimate, if even that.

SiteDomains GoDaddy NameCheap
Add $0.18 to each
.com $13.99 12.99/$14.99 $10.69
.org $15.99 $7.99/$19.99 $12.48
.net $15.99 $11.99/$17.99 $12.88
.info $15.99 $1.99/$19.99 $2.99/$10.47
.ad Unsupported Unsupported Unsupported
.as Unsupported Unsupported Unsupported
.asia Unsupported $4.99/$19.99 $12.88
.biz $14.99 $7.99/$20.99 $12.88
.bz $29.99 $29.99 $21.88
.camera $28.99 $69.99 $3.88/$39.88
.center $20.99 $24.99 $3.88/$16.88
.church $28.99 $9.99/$39.99 $6.88/$24.88
.city $20.99 $4.99/$24.99 $3.88/$15.88
.cc $29.99 $19.99 $9.88
.cd Unsupported Unsupported Unsupported
.club $17.99 $9.99/$14.99 $0.88/$10.88
.co $17.99 $11.99/$34.99 $6.88/$22.99
.design $41.99 $29.99/$69.99 $6.88/$42.88
.directory $20.99 $4.99/$24.99 $3.88/$16.88
.dj Unsupported Unsupported Unsupported
.eu Unsupported $4.99/$9.99 $9.99
.email $20.99 $4.99/$24.99 $3.88/$16.88
.fm $104.99 $169.99 Unsupported
.fun $13.99 $4.99/$29.99 $2.88/$19.88
.gallery $20.99 9.99/$24.99 $6.88/$16.88
.guru $28.99 $9.99/$39.99 $6.88/$24.88
.guide $28.99 $9.99/$39.99 $6.88/$24.88
.io $44.99 $59.99 $32.88
.la $54.99 $49.99 32.88
.lawyer $33.99 $19.99/$9.99 31.88
.life $28.99 $1.99/$39.99 $1.88/$24.88
.ly Unsupported Unsupported Unsupported
.me $15.99 $3.49/$19.99 $3.88/$18.99
.ms $60.99 $59.99 Unsupported
.network $20.99 $3.88/$15.88 $3.88/$15.88
.news $22.99 $12.99/$29.99 $2.88/$19.88
.nu Unsupported Unsupported $27.99
.online Unsupported $4.99/$49.99 $2.88/$32.88
.photography $20.99 $4.99/$24.99 Unsupported
.press $61.99 $6.99/$99.99 $0.88/$63.88
.services $28.99 $1.99/$39.99 $1.88/$24.88
.solutions $20.99 $4.99/$24.99 $3.88/$16.88
.shop Unsupported $9.99/$44.99 $6.88/$30.88
.site $28.99 $2.99/$39.99 $0.88/$25.88
.sr Unsuppprted Unsupported Unsupported
.store Unsupported $4.99/$79.99 $2.88/$14.88
.su Unsupported Unsupported Unsupported
.reviews $22.99 $12.99/$29.99 $19.88
.rocks $14.99 $4.99/$14.99 $10.48
.tech $45.99 $4.99/$69.99 $4.88/$45.88
.tips $20.99 $9.99/$24.99 $6.88/$16.88
.technology $20.99 $1.99/$24.99 $4.88/$45.88
.today $20.99 $1.99/$24.99 $1.88/$16.88
.tv $44.99 $39.99 $24.99
.tk Unsupported $19.99 Unsupported
.us Unsupported $1.00/$19.99 $0.88/$8.48
.vip Unsupported $19.99 $25.88
.video $22.99 $14.99/$29.99 $19.88
.wk Unsupported Unsupported Unsupported
.work $10.99 $9.99 $6.88
.world $28.99 $1.99/$39.99 $1.88/$24.88
.ws $32.99 $4.99/$34.99 $24.88
.xyz $14.99 $0.99/$14.99 Unsupported
.xxx Unsupported $99.99 $79.88
.zone $28.99 $4.99/$39.99 $3.88/$17.88

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Thomas

Thomas has been doing affiliate marketing in 2009. He is currently studying business in college and works on his websites in his free time.

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